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Meaning of Truth

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ISBN-10: 1573921386

ISBN-13: 9781573921381

Edition: Unabridged 

Authors: William James

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In Pragmatism James attacked the transcendental, rationalist tradition in philosophy and tried to clear the ground for the doctrine he called radical empiricism. The hook caused an uproar; it was greeted with praise, hostility, ridicule. Determined to clarify the pragmatic conception of truth, James collected nine essays he had written on this subject before he wrote Pragmatism and six written later in response to criticisms of that volume by Bertrand Russell and others. He published the collection under the title "The Meaning of Truth" in 1909, the year before his death. The Meaning of Truth shows James at his best--clear and readable as always, and full of verve and good humor. Intent…    
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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 297
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.31" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.836

William James, oldest of five children (including Henry James and Alice James) in the extraordinary James family, was born in New York City on January 11, 1842. He has had a far-reaching influence on writers and thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly educated by private tutors and through European travel, James initially studied painting. During the Civil War, however, he turned to medicine and physiology, attended Harvard medical school, and became interested in the workings of the mind. His text, The Principles of Psychology (1890), presents psychology as a science rather than a philosophy and emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body. James believed in…    

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